Should I Spend Donuts On the Police Tank or Burns State Prison?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The spies are invading Springfield!  Yes, the Secret Agent update has hit our games.  We’ve got hacking, drones, dossiers and a shrinking donut bank account because there are LOADS of returning items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Police Tank or Burns State Prison to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…


Decoration: Police Tank
Donut Cost:
60 Donuts
Bonus %: 2.5% Bonus on all cash and XP
Previous Post: 
Should I Buy
My Opinion On it Now:
No, the tank doesn’t come with snow…it’s just the only image I had already on the site for it.  It’s a fun decoration, with a decent bonus %.  I own it, it amuses me.  Not a bad buy.  Just remember, it will TEMPORARILY destroy a building (like the Kwik-E-Mart or Brown House) when tapped.  So don’t be alarmed if that happens…
Leaves Stores May 2nd

Building: Burns State Prison
Donut Cost:
Earns: $300, 30xp/12hrs
Previous Post: 
Burns State Prison
My Opinion On it Now:
Meh. This was originally a prize during the first Superheroes & I wasn’t a big fan of it then..and I’m still not now.  (it’s still in my inventory)  I’d pass.  Save your donuts for new buildings in the game.
Leaves Stores May 4th


And that’s it my friends, the quick Should I Buy recaps for latest returning items..

What are your thoughts on the Police Tank or Burns State Prison?  Will you be adding them to you Springfield?  Do you already own them? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

31 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Police Tank or Burns State Prison?

  1. Nice try EA 😅

  2. I get home 10est on 5/2/17 and I can remember but the police tank. How is this fair.

  3. I love the Burns state prison (Frank Gehry’s) it’s beautifull. The gangsters all have a 16 hour task there.

  4. I bought the tank and love the task for it lol

  5. Don’t forget Wiggum has a 4hr Premium paid task on the tank, which suits my 4hr playability. This is permanent and is always the deal maker in my decisions. 😎

    • This!

      Be it KEM farming or the usual 4-hour event cycles, the 4-hour task is currently the task-length I use the most. And since I don’t have a premium skin for Wiggum yet, this fits perfectly. I’m looking forward to seeing him being super happy in his tank a lot! (Political commentary about police force in tanks notwithstanding)

  6. OK, I’ll buy the tank! Haha I wouldn’t pay for the prison, but like having it in my Springfield from the past event. Since it used to be a museum or whatever, it’s in a fancy part of town by the mall. I figured that’s where it was built before being converted.

  7. I love Wiggam’s task for the police tank. If I didn’t already have it I would get it. I like the prison only because it’s a joke on the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. I have it from the event. Wouldn’t pay donuts for it though.

  8. I finally got a chance to buy the Police Tank!

    I excitedly tapped it, eagerly waiting to see some demolished buildings and…nothing.

    Went to Krustyland and back…nothing.

    Start to panic that I got a defective Tank!

    Tell myself to calm tf down, go through the questline & see if the animation pops up then…success! One demolished Kwik-E-Mart! Woohoo!

    Unfortunately, I can’t completely finish the questline, because Apu’s on Intel-collecting duty, but I’ll finish it next week! Uh, along with everyone else’s questline.

    I don’t think I’ve ever purchased so many premium characters in one event before! Even picked up the Gil Deal! Down to 8 donuts & hoping I’ll be able to buy more soon so I can also pick up Hank Scorpio, if for no other reason than the fact that his last name is Scorpio, and I have 6 planets in Scorpio on my astrological chart (Halloween baby here!). Heehee!

    BTW, I love the tank! I loved seeing Wiggum trying to work it, and love seeing demo’d buildings in my town! Wish I’d known previously that tapping it in my neighbor’s town would ALSO demolish a building! I can’t wait to go tank hunting now! 😃

  9. The police tank is tempting. Are there any better current or permanent deals that more efficiently boost your XP percentage?

    It would be nice if TSTOaddicts had a chart for the biggest boosts for your buck, err, donut.

    • Buying 25 mystery boxes will almost always net you 9%, for a cost somewhere between 58 and 80-something donuts. If all you’re interested in is boosting your percentage, there’s not a better deal out there.

      • Is there a list of what comes in the mystery boxes since they were updated last year? Which items actually come with an increase in XP%?

        • Billboards and vans. If you buy 25 mystery boxes, the vast majority of the time you will end up with three of each. (There’s one, shorter, cycle where you end up with two of each, if you start at the “beginning” of the cycle, but that cycle costs less, too.)

        • Sorry….did you want to know everything that comes in the mystery box? I just told you what earrings bonus percentage points. The other items are Chalmers’ car, bomb shelter, minnow pond, Khavash(sp?) cart, Lard Lad, and donuts (10 or 30).

          I don’t like having any kind of building “farms” (outside of my KEM farms), so I have about 65 Lard Lads in storage. I would be so happy if I could sell them back for even one donut each. I do sell back most of the other stuff, though, to help raise money for my KEM farms.

    • You probably already know these, but if you want a list of big boosts:
      1 – (“Free”) The Springfield Heights buildings give over 150% bonus xp (1-5% each) if they’re not in storage. They don’t give bonus money, so it doesn’t show on the conform-o-meter.
      2 – (2 donuts per %) The Beach Hideaway building gives 20% for 40 donuts once you upgrade and place the pieces. You can have up to 5.
      3 – (<10 donuts per %) Mystery boxes, but you don't buy one, you buy a bunch… you will average less than 10 per % in aggregate, plus you will get Lard Lads, if you want more income buildings.
      4 – (15 donuts per %) The best single unlimited item for the donuts that's always available is the Jet Engine Bike, 2% for 30 donuts.
      5 – (20 donuts per %) There are a bunch of things that return at this rate, mostly at 2% for 40 donuts. Because you get more choices, I think many consider this the 'standard rate' for a good value when considering limited-time items…
      6 – (Have fun!) Do not let any of that stop you from getting something you want. I don't care if the hammock district gives me %, I must meet my growing town's demand for business hammocks!

  10. Actually wanted to restock my donuts, but after reading what the tank does and Wiggum having a premium paying, visible and funny 4 hour task, i bought it.

  11. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    Temporarily destroyed the KEM
    I wondered why one of my KEM caved in.
    Also has a short Quest.
    Bought it.

  12. Keith1Roon991

    KABOOM!!! Got them😎😎😎😎

  13. Definitely buy the tank if you can. I still enjoy it after all this time!

  14. I decided to get the tank to put in my space area after seeing it in a friends town with Wiggum in it. Not interested in having another prison in my town especially for 90 donuts. Thanks for the post.

  15. For anyone interested in the tank, Wiggum has a permanent 4 hour visual task there. It’s hilarious as well.

  16. I really want the tank but I’m not going to be able to save up in time. 🙁

    I have the prison from the event, so I had no idea it was available again.

  17. I’ve been craving the tank since the…I believe Yard Sale 2016 if that exists. Idk what the event was called, it was when they last offered Cool Homer. I don’t have enough donuts for it now, but I’m hoping to have enough when they offer it on the last few days of the event.

  18. If I see the Police Tank in my neighbor’s tank, I always tap it. KABOOM!😈😈😈
    BTW: It also “destroys” the the Quick & Fresh

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